NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have stepped up security in Times Square while still insisting that there’s no information pointing to any terror plot against New York City linked to the Islamic State group.
NYPD officials told reporters on Wednesday that New Yorkers would see more patrols and other signs of heightened security in Times Square, the subways and other spots during the upcoming Jewish holidays and United Nations General Assembly.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported, Jewish leaders heard a blunt warning from Gov. Cuomo’s Homeland Security Chief, Jerome Hauer, at a High Holy Days security summit.
“I will not rule out the fact that two, three, four lone wolves get into the country and do something on their own,” Hauer said.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that New York City has entered a “new era” of potential terror threats as a Rochester man was indicted on charges he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.